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Art as a Haven of Happiness
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Published: June 21 2014

Yo Fuyuki (Atelier Elément Présent) Red,2012. Oils, arche paper.
©Atelier Elément Présent

At the art studios "Atelier Element Present" (Mie and Tokyo) and "Shobu Gakuen" (Kagoshima), people born with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities are daily producing artworks that evince rich sensibilities and intellectual insight.

Their world of jewel-like colors, full of bright, festive energy, easily calls the words "happiness" and "harmony" to mind. Their creative approach—light in spirit and as natural as breathing—seems to epitomize true freedom in art. The profound beauty of form they achieve forces us to reconsider our definition of the word, "disabled."

As a special feature, this exhibition will allow visitors to observe the artists’ production process, normally something only the studio staff is witness to. The exhibition venue will thus become a place to consider anew "the meaning and possibilities of art" in human life. (Some 100 artworks will be presented.)

会期:July 26 (Sat) - October 8 (Wed), 2014
時間:9:30~17:30 (Last admission 17:00) (except for September 26 and October 3) and August 12-17 until 21:00 (Last admission 20:30)
Closed on Mondays, as well as the Tuesday of September 16 (Open the Mondays of September 15 and 22, 2014)
Last Updated on July 26 2014

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